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Okay, but not worth the money.
on 6 May 2016
OK. 64 A5 pages for £8.50 is, IMO, not good value. This is a booklet rather than a book.
The book is divided into 9 sections each with three subsections which include exercises in the format of the IELTS test. At the end of the section there is a 'test'. The good news is that it is clear and concise. However, students taking IELTS Advanced should not have to be given information about the use of articles and punctuation and really they shouldn't have to be told about common spelling mistakes. These should surely have been part of their general learning. These three things form the first three sections of the book. It then goes on to give us three pages about prepositions (difficult and definitely a problem for students but only three pages?), describing statistics, compare and contrast advice,countable and uncountable/singular and plural (again, at IELTS advanced?) commonly confused nouns (useful), and using nouns and adjectives (probably helpful) and then an answer key. I would say that this is a handy book for teachers doing last-minute revision with their students or for students who are particularly flush and have money to send on any old book. I'm a big fan of the Cambridge IELTS Advanced books and I feel that this book does nothing to enhance what students should be learning from those books.
What this book told me is, that if these are common mistakes at IELTS Advanced then the students sitting the exam weren't properly prepared.